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Injury plagued Cubs staff saved by strong bats

By James Krause | July 9, 2018

The Chicago Cubs are one of the hottest teams in the National League as the season heads closer to the All-Star Break.The team ranks highest in the National League in hits, runs, batting average and on-base percentage. The team averages 5.12 runs per...

Predicting the MLB All Star Teams

By Michael Urbanec | July 9, 2018

Major League Baseball’s first half is in the books, with every team having now played 81 games.Now is the time for fans to start thinking of who they want to vote in to start in the All Star Game, and the voting tallies to this point can allow for an...

Indians take game 3 to pull ahead in World Series

By Northern Star staff | October 28, 2016

The Cleveland Indians defeated the Chicago Cubs in game three of the World Series on Friday night at Wrigley Field in Chicago, as they take a 2-1 series lead heading into game four Saturday night.The Indians were led by their skilled starter Josh Tomlin,...

Chicago Cubs Jon Lester is doused as players celebrate after Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, today in Chicago. The Cubs won 5-0 to win the series and advance to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians.

Cubs secure pennant

By Tom Burton | October 24, 2016

CHICAGO | Thousands of longtime, loyal Chicago Cubs fans packed the friendly confines of Wrigley Field, and even more crowded the streets of Wrigleyville, to witness a piece of history Saturday night. The Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in...

108 years beats even-year magic

By Scott Nicol | October 13, 2016

DeKALB | The last two Chicago Cubs games prove why fans need to believe in this team and forget the curse of the billy goat.Entering the ninth inning of game four Tuesday evening, with the series tied at two games a piece there was a 97.5 percent chance...

Cubs-Cards rivalry sparks in playoffs

By Christopher Loggins | October 12, 2015

For the first time in baseball history, storied rivals Cubs and Cardinals have met for a postseason series after finishing with two of the MLB’s best records, and I believe Chicago is ready for the big stage.Coming into the 2015 season, the Cubs were...